More Woe For Newcastle As Harewood Breaks Foot

Bad news for Newcastle, as the BBC is reporting that a potential Newcastle loan player through the end of the season, Aston Villa striker Marlon Harewood, broke a foot in training and will be out of action for up to three months.

Marlon Harewood – breaks foot

Harewood, 30, had a decent loan spell at Newcastle and scored 5 goals for the Magpies, and was an easy option to return to Newcastle for the rest of the season on loan.

That will not happen now.

The striker will have surgery on the metatarsal injury, which he suffered in training and faces being sidelined for much of the rest of the season.

Marlon’s contract runs out on June 30th, and loses the chance to impress for the remainder of the season.

It will be interesting to see who Newcastle will now turn to as a striker option in the last 7 days of the January transfer window.

Comments welcome.

7 comments so far

  • lesh

    Jan 25, 2010 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #1

    He who hesitates is lost?

    When will this lot realise that they are not in a position of strength in their transfer dealings.

    Ineptness and indecisiveness have resulted in:

    Harewood being put on hold – on the premis that if we decided we wanted him after all other options had failed.

    Stubborness to the extent of £500k causing a player who has performed beyond expectations against Pre opposition;

    A young defender who according to earlier reports was destined for us, ending up with Sunderland;

    And now, Harewood’s gone and broken his foot!

    He who hesitates is lost?

    He who hesitates HAS lost

  • Thump

    Jan 25, 2010 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #2

    SSN reckons that the Pompey deal should be done in the next 42 hours.

  • Charlietoon

    Jan 25, 2010 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #3

    Oh My God

    Lesh the guy broke his foot! I for one am very very happy we hesitated and di not go straight back in for him. The same way I am happy we sold Dyer for 6 mill 2 games before he broke his leg in two places.

    If we had of got Harewood he may stilll have broken that foot, we would paying his wages for 6 months and we would be asking for another striker.

    Kilgannon always wanted to be in a premiership team and maybe the Mackems were prepared to pay more. In fact I gaurantee they were willing to pay more but we wont people who want to play for the club. anyone who would play for Sunderland for 500gs more is not someone I want in my team.

    As for Beckford…I think the 1.8 mill bid they made before the man u goal was a good offer. Obviously now it is up at around 4 or 5 mill but if you look at his goals against spurs one was a penalty and the other was a very scrappy piece of in the box pinball. Not exactly a sign of skill but I must admit I’d be happy for us to pay anything up to 4 mill now and we could of had him for 2 or 2.5 a week ago.

    I do think you need to look on the bright side Lesh its not all doom and gloom

  • Raffo

    Jan 25, 2010 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #4


    As people have said there seems to be too much time being wasted. I only hope that we get this Williamson in before Weds night, though who do we play at RB? I for one want to see the kids given a little chance. I think we need a proper RW and I really want to see Guthrie play in CM as I really like the lad and hes young too and will develop into a great player for us I think. I would have loved to see Nobby back, and he couldve slotted straight into the RB position and given fantastic dead balls. I think with Strolla and Carrol up top together we are too one dimensional. He needs to play McLovin with Carrol IMHO and get rid of Strolla, he aint good enough.

    By the way, as Geremi is still part of the club is he available for Weds? Have Cameroon been knocked out? Could we force him to come back with the injuries in his position?

  • Charlietoon

    Jan 25, 2010 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #5

    I think whoever play rights back for the reserves should get a shot He would have some level of understanding Kadar who no doubt has to stay in if Taylor is out. I do think this shows our weakness in Centre back but we are no longer a team that will have two good players in every position. We just cannot afford it anymore.

  • MacToon

    Jan 25, 2010 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #6

    You seem to forget who owns this club, Ashley is gambling with the future of our club.

  • lesh

    Jan 25, 2010 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #7

    Ok Charlietoon, you win….. I’ve started to whistle the bright-side tune and feel much better!

    But Charlietoon, no matter about the whys and wherefors of history, we need bodies in and quickish.

    Doesn’t Ashely see we’re on the bones of our a***e and need reinforcements otherwise there is quite a risk, and you can’t deny it, that we’ll miss the automatic promotion spot.


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